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Which Maryland football players will be drafted this weekend?

Which Terps can you expect to get selected as the NFL draft continues Friday and Saturday?

Grab your pencils. Here's the list: Dexter McDougle and ... yeah, that's the list.

On NFLDraftScout.com's extensive prospect database, Maryland has as many players listed as alphabetical neighbors Maine and Massachusetts: two. McDougle and outside linebacker Marcus Whitfield.

And only McDougle has a player profile.

The cornerback, whose senior year was cut short by season-ending shoulder injury, is No. 202 among ESPN analyst Todd McShay's top 300 prospects. There are 256 overall selections.

"Short, compactly built, athletic cornerback who was playing well when he suffered a season-ending shoulder injury in September," his NFL.com evaluation reads. "Has the speed, quickness, competitiveness and toughness to compete for a role as a sub-package slot defender."

McDougle's strong Pro Day showing likely earned him a look in the sixth or seventh round, a point at which it might be best for him to go undrafted altogether. Defensive tackle Joe Vellano wasn't chosen last year, then, via a free-agent deal, landed on a New England team on which he was much needed and, later, much appreciated.

McDougle played in only three games last season, and his glimpses of pro potential were starting to become more apparent when he went down. He'll certainly end up in a training camp somewhere. The question, of course, is where, and by what route.

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